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April 30, 2018

Purdue Fort Wayne in the News for April 30, 2018

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April 30

Empty Bowls Event Raising Money to Feed the Hungry
WPTA TV 21
A bowl, one of man's simplest tools, is also serving as a symbol of hope in a program at IPFW.

Help Fill ‘Empty Bowls’
WPTA TV 21
This year empty bowls is being sponsored by the IPFW Department of Fine Arts, with the proceeds going to benefit the IPFW Food Bank and ceramics club.

IPFW Offers Unique Ceramic Bowls for Empty Bowls Fundraiser at First Presbyterian Church
News-Sentinel
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Department of Fine Arts’ has 500 ceramic bowls waiting to go home with donors at its second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.

Where are They Now: Three-Sport Cambridge Rindge Star Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda
Cambridge Wicked Local
After graduating, she went off to play Division 1 sports at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

IPFW Offers Unique Ceramic Bowls for Empty Bowls Fundraiser at First Presbyterian Church
USA Breaking News
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Department of Fine Arts partnered with other organizations to create 500 ceramic bowls for its Empty Bowls fundraiser on Tuesday.

April 29

Persistence Leads to Pair of Degrees: After 4 Tries at College, Triumph Comes at 28
The Journal Gazette
Suzanne LaVere, an IPFW professor, vaguely remembered Nick Miller when he emailed her three years ago as a dropout interested in re-enrolling. Miller was one of her students in spring 2010, though not a standout – an impression the eventual Fulbright scholar semifinalist quickly reversed.

Local Colleges Accommodate Student Needs: ‘There’s No One-Size-Fits-All’: Official
The Journal Gazette
John Sheehan remembers an IPFW student who was studying education with a focus on math but who was nearly blind. An accommodations specialist in IPFW's office of Services for Students with Disabilities, Sheehan said the student could not see lessons presented in the classroom. He could see information on his phone, he said, and bright colors on dark backgrounds.

Community Calendar
KPC News
Tuesday, May 1 - Empty Bowls fundraiser. First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Individuals donate $20 and receive a handcrafted bowl along with a complimentary soup lunch including a drink and dessert. The project, sponsored by the IPFW Department of Fine Arts, works to raise money for the IPFW Food Bank and the Student Ceramics Club. Food for the event is donated by Cosmos Restaurants and Panera Bread.

April 28

Life Challenges All, ‘Dr. Quinn’ Tells Tapestry: 1,600 Hear Actress Seymour Speak
The Journal Gazette
Tapestry began in 2002 “as a way to enrich the lives of women in northeast Indiana” and to raise funds for students in IPFW's College of Health and Human Services, according to the event's website. “The day is a day to get together to learn, to be inspired and to have fun,” said Angie Fincannon, IPFW vice chancellor for advancement.

Actress Jane Seymour Speaks on Keeping an Open Heart; Tapestry Awards Health Scholarships
News-Sentinel
Over the past 16 years, the event co-sponsored by Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Parkview Health has raised nearly $900,000 and awarded 78 College of Health and Human Services students with scholarships. This year 11 students received $65,000 in scholarships.

IPFW Department of Theatre
Whatzup
Last chance to see ‘Romeo and Juliet’

April 27

Out and About
The Journal Gazette
“Romeo and Juliet” – IPFW Department of Theatre; 8 p.m.; IPFW, Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 college students; www.ipfw.edu/theatre.

Name ID Plays Big Role in Crowded 4th, 6th District Congressional Races
Indianapolis Business Journal
“Unfortunately, name recognition is often a deciding factor,” said Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. “And I say unfortunately because simply knowing a name is not knowing the candidate.”

Barbara Browning Receives New Adult Educator of the Year for Work With My Cook Pathway
Business Wire
Browning earned a B.S. in Education from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and holds two master’s degrees from Indiana University in Public Affairs and Environmental Science.

Rokita, Messer Deny Wrongdoing in Possible Straw Donor Scheme
Indy Star
"That’s another piece of evidence that you could argue is kind of damming," said Andy Downs, a political scientist at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. "If this is really about supporting your friends in contested primaries … or supporting a conservative candidate, why didn’t you also give to X,Y and Z?"

Democratic Candidates Flock to Calumet Township Board Race
Indy Star
“Township government has been targeted for reform for several reasons,” said Andy Downs, of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Tyler Golsteyn Joins VB Staff
Purdue Sports
"Tyler played for a strong DI program and hails from a volleyball coaching family. The IPFW graduate hits all the boxes we identified in searching for our next volunteer coach. Our entire program is looking forward to his arrival this summer."

Garrett State Bank Adds to Board
Inside Indiana Business
Lena Yarian has been named to the board of directors of Garrett State Bank and G.S.B. Financial Corp. She is a Garrett native who attended IPFW and received a degree in Business with a concentration in Communications.

Messer: Give Trump the Nobel Peace Prize
Indy Star
Andy Downs, a political scientist at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, said Messer's effort to nominate Trump for the world's most esteemed peace prize is not surprising given the nature of the GOP primary race.

NDSU Director of Ops Tyler Golsteyn Joins Purdue as Volunteer Asst
Volley Mob
"Tyler played for a strong DI program and hails from a volleyball coaching family. The IPFW graduate hits all the boxes we identified in searching for our next volunteer coach. Our entire program is looking forward to his arrival this summer."

IPFW Department of Theatre
Whatzup
We have Friday and Saturday performances of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

April 26

Purdue University Fort Wayne Swears In Three New Officers
sNEWSi
Purdue University Fort Wayne welcomed three new police officers in a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, April 25.

What’s Going On
The Journal Gazette
Saxophone Quartet and Choir Recital – 7:30 p.m.; Rhinehart Recital Hall, IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; free for IPFW students, $7 adults, $6 seniors; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

IPFW Department of Theatre
Whatzup
Tickets are available to tonight’s performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Friends of the Library Select Judges for Annual Art Shows
KPC News
Jim Gabbard, a photographer and teacher at IPFW. Jim is also the director of the Garrett Museum of Art and owner of Jim Gabbard Photography

IPFW Swears in New Officers
The Journal Gazette
New IPFW police officers, from left, BreAnna Wojnarowski, Anthony Arellano and Nathanial Havener sign contracts after being sworn in Wednesday.

April 25

What’s Going On
The Journal Gazette
Student Brass Quintet Recital – 7:30 p.m.; Rhinehart Recital Hall, IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; free for IPFW students, $7 adults, $6 seniors; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

Braun’s Campaign Mostly Self-Funded
The Journal Gazette
IPFW political scientist Michael Wolf pointed out Tuesday that self-financed Senate candidates have a mixed track record.

Sports Briefs
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW women's team finished eighth at the Summit League championships at Arbor Links Golf Club in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

The Indiana Senate Race Is Too Unknown to Call
The Weekly Standard
That includes the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). The Downs Center partnered with some news outlets several years ago for election polling, says its director, Andy Downs, “but their budgets were small, and we ended up carrying the overwhelming majority of the cost. It doesn’t seem that their budgets have gotten any larger in more recent years.”

Indiana Senate Race: Rokita Had His Own College Indiscretion in Same year as Messer’s DUI
Indy Star
Andy Downs, a political scientist at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, said Rokita's arrest "moves him somewhat off the moral high ground."

It’s All About a Healthy Community
Hartford City News Times
Students of Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne University were also on hand to provide information regarding the potential health hazard resulting from pollution due to operations at Hartford Iron and Metal.

A Photo Celebration of Scientists at Work
Nature.com
As part of her master’s-degree programme at Purdue University Fort Wayne in Indiana, she and biologist Jonah Reenders, a volunteer on the project, spent nearly half a year living in tents on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea.

April 24

TinCaps Win With Clutch Hit
The Journal Gazette
The 22-year-old Miller, who pitched for IPFW for two seasons in 2015-16, has spent parts of the last two years with the TinCaps.

Sports Briefs
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW women's golf team carded a 323 and sit in eighth place at the Summit League Championship with a two-day score of 656 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. North Dakota State leads the team standings after 36 holes with a score of 580.

Former Mastodon Miller Headed to TinCaps
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Former IPFW standout Evan Miller is coming back to the Summit City as the pitcher was recently transferred from extended spring training to the TinCaps roster.

April 23

IPFW’s Snyder Named Summit League Player of the Week
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Fort Wayne sophomore Mike Snyder has been named the Summit League Baseball Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday (April 23).

Former IPFW Pitcher Back with TinCaps
The Journal Gazette
One of those who received a promotion to the Midwest League is 22-year-old Evan Miller, who pitched for IPFW for two seasons in 2015-16 and has spent parts of the last two years with the TinCaps.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Howard New GHS VB Coach
Goshen News
He grew up in South Whitley, graduating from Whitko in 1990. He played basketball (for Bill Patrick) and golf. He went on to earn his teaching degree at from IPFW.

IPFW Department of Music
Whatzup
IPFW Community Orchestra Concert takes place tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Auer Performance Hall.